App Store adds Try Before You Buy

On August 6, 2010

Androids App Store allows users to buy apps and then return them for refunds if they don’t like an app.  Apple not allowing returns seems was at a disadvantage when it came to its user return policy.  So instead of adding the ability to return purchased apps, Apple added a new section dedicated to highlighting free applications.

One of the new subsections in this section is the "Try Before You Buy" feature.  This new section features many of the "free" versions of paid apps.  Unfortunately, if an app doesn’t have a "lite" version, then there is no way to try it before buying it.

Not quite the same thing as a return policy, but its a start.  Maybe this is the beginning of Apple requiring developers to create free versions of all apps?